What are crowns?
Crowns are a form of restoration used to protect the existing structure of a tooth severely damaged by fractures, be it caused by decay or other injury. While traditionally, this kind of damage would be mitigated through large fillings using amalgam, or in more extreme cases, stainles steel crowns, we use more modern techniques to contain and repair even the most extensive cases.
In cases where a relatively conservative restoration like an inlay or onlay is not suitable for the extent of the damage to the tooth, a more comprehensive restoration like a crown is used to completely cover and protect the entire surface of the tooth.
We also pride ourselves on our ability to create these important restoration with such precision that patients often cannot even feel, much less see, anything beyond their own natural teeth.
While traditional crowns, even the porcelain types mentioned above, require at least two visits to the office, modern technology allows us to do it all in one! Using advanced combination of imaging, robotics and software, we can take a picture of the strcuture of the tooth to be restored and create a porcelain restoration right here in our office during a single visit.
We have invested in this technology for the convenience of our patients and the quality of dentistry it allows us to accomplish.